My oldest daughter's sixteenth birthday! And Earth Day! I'm posting early this week because tomorrow I'm going on my younger daughter's field trip. We're going to the courthouse to watch a trial. I'm excited - I've never seen an actual trial before.
Thought for the Week:
I know we've all heard countless ways to be greener, but the following tips I found on living.msn.com were new to me and I thought I'd share them in honor of Earth Day...
Foods actually last longer than their "best if used by" expiration dates. To see how long foods typically last, check out StillTasty.com.
Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a computer for three hours - so recycle, recycle, recycle!
Some coffee shops offer a discount when customers use their own reusable coffee mugs rather than paper cups. Starbucks, for example, offers a 10-cent discount when customers use their own reusable mugs or tumblers in company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Plastic shopping bags are not biodegradable, only about 9 percent of them are recycled, and the ones that aren't leak chemicals into our soil and water supply. You can find resuable grocery bags at RebelGreen.com (and usually in your own grocery store as well.)
EcoTouch.net offers waterless car cleaning and detailing products to get a clean car without using water.
To read the full article, click here.
How About You:
Have you ever watched a trial? What's your favorite "green" tip? Did you do anything to celebrate Earth Day?